Investing

10 Steps to Take Before Investing

10 Steps to Take Before Investing

By on Aug 2, 2014 in Automatic Saving, Budget, Debt, Investing | 22 comments

“What is important for kids to learn is that no matter how much money they have, earn, win, or inherit, they need to know how to spend it, how to save it, and how to give it to others in need. This is what handling money is about, and this is why we give kids an allowance.” Barbara Coloroso Investing sounds exciting and glamorous. At the start of my investing...

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3 Investing Questions & Answers

3 Investing Questions & Answers

By on Jul 28, 2014 in Asset Allocation, Automatic Saving, Investing, Reader Question, Tips | 9 comments

Welcome to another reader question(s) article. If you missed any of the prior Q & A, you can access all investing reader questions here. Following are investing questions from three 20 something’s who are wondering about the how and where of investing.  1st Investing Question Tyler of Poor Student asks, “What is the best investment for a student (besides the...

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When Will the Stock Markets Crash?

When Will the Stock Markets Crash?

By on Jul 11, 2014 in Investing, Mind and Money, Money Management | 7 comments

Are We Due For Another Stock Market Crash? With the memories of the year 2,000 tech bubble bursting and subsequent stock market crash along with the more recent crash in 2008, many investors are worried when the next crash will hit. The S & P 500 has more than doubled since then. Investors’ are increasingly elated with their recent portfolio gains, and...

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International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 2

International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 2

By on Jul 7, 2014 in Asset Allocation, Investing, Mutual Funds, Reader Question, Stocks | 2 comments

How Much of My Portfolio Should I Invest Internationally?-Part 2 Please check out: International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 1 In responding to Brian of Luke 1428 Website’s question yesterday, “What percentage of my stock investments, if any, should I allocate towards international stocks and emerging markets (the latter of which seems to have more...

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International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 1

International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 1

By on Jul 3, 2014 in Investing, Mutual Funds, Reader Question | 1 comment

How Much of My Portfolio Should I Invest Internationally?-Part 1   Brian, of the Luke1428 website asks, “What percentage of my stock investments, if any, should I allocate towards international stocks and emerging markets (the latter of which seems to have more volatility)?” Brian asks an important investing question. There’s lots of discussion...

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Is Index Fund Investing Overrated?

Is Index Fund Investing Overrated?

By on Jun 30, 2014 in Asset Allocation, Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds | 10 comments

Is It Possible to Beat the Market? In Jeff Somer’s NY Times article,  “Beating the Market, as a Reachable Goal”, Robert A. Olstein is insulted by the arguments in favor of index funds. He claims that the index fund approach is a reach for mediocrity. Olstein goes on to site the stellar performance of his Olstein All Cap Value Fund. According to the...

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